How EBSCO Industries is working to uplift Alabama students + teachers

EBSCO plans to make life a bit easier for Alabama students and teachers. Photo via Annie Spratt on Unsplash

We love any excuse to celebrate amazing news and highlight some of the great things local companies are doing for Birmingham. Keep reading to learn how EBSCO Industries is showing support for teachers and students in Alabama.

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Saint Rose Academy Open House

Saint Rose Academy (3K-8th grade) is hosting an Open House for prospective families on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 2-4 pm. Come learn why this small private school has been called a “hidden gem” in the heart of Birmingham since 1956. Our successful alumni boast of their Saint Rose roots as the key to their success. We hope to see you there!     http://www.strosebhm.org

12 ways to support teachers and schools in Birmingham this fall, including how to send them on a beach trip

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Photo courtesy of Birmingham City Schools

Packing lunch boxes. Carpooling to school. Homework. It’s back to school time in Birmingham. How can you help your child and your child’s teacher have the best school year yet?  Bham Now has pulled together 12 tips to help you through.

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Save money July 20-22 on school supplies during Alabama’s back-to-school sales tax holiday

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Michelle Black, a nurse at Moody Jr. High and High School and Leah Gilbert, an 8th grader at Odenville Middle School shopping for school supplies at Target in Fultondale. Photos by Kara Kennedy for Bham Now

For some parents it’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas, but the beginning of a new school year! And with just two weeks until the school bell rings, Alabama is once again giving parents and teachers a break from paying sales tax on back-to-school items.

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Birmingham, it’s time to make school safety a priority

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On Wednesday, March 14, students at Woodlawn High School participated in a nationwide school walkout to protest gun violence. Photo by Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now.

UAB Hospital-Highlands. Huffman High School. The city’s homicide rate. Actions speak louder than words when it comes to violence in Birmingham. Are we doing everything we can to keep our students safe?

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Alabama’s Smartest Colleges & Universities: Top Ten

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Niche recently posted their rankings for the top 10 Alabama colleges with the smartest students. Factors that were considered in the equation and their weight are as follows:

Student survey responses – 35%

SAT/ACT scores in 25th percentile – 35%

SAT/ACT scores in 75th percentile – 30%

Read on to see the list.

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Things you secretly miss about the first day of school

It’s that time of year again – your Facebook timelines are flooded with photos of your younger cousins and family friends on their first day back to elementary/middle/high school. On one side, you’re glad those days are over. But, there’s still a part of you that misses those first day feels. For those of us who’ve moved on to college and beyond, here’s a trip down memory lane to all the things we miss about starting school. Continue reading “Things you secretly miss about the first day of school”